This Coconut Granola will whisk you away to the tropics! It is packed with coconut flavor, is easy to make and cheaper than store bought!
This Coconut Granola recipe came about because I wanted to make a tropical smoothie bowl. I knew that I wanted to include some tropical ingredients, including coconut flavors.
I can not get enough of the ocean, so no wonder I would want to create something tropical. Why I ended up living in the desert is beyond me. Obviously, I had a good reason for moving to Tucson, but I may change that some day.
To me a tropical island is paradise, so whenever I can get tropical flavors into a recipe, I am all over it. It makes me feel like I am living in the tropics, even if it is just in my imagination.
My vision board is full of ocean views, so for now I will live through the pictures...
Cheaper Than Store Bought
I have said this about hummus and I will say it about granola. There are some bags of granola that go anywhere from six to ten dollars, and they are small. I don't think they are worth the price.
I recently got a free bag of vegan granola that would have cost that much. I have to say that I wasn't that impressed, especially when I can make my own.
Other Granola Recipes
Control the Ingredients
By making your own granola, you can control what goes in it. Have you ever read labels on granola and other products?
It's kind of scary what manufacturers put in their products, like ingredients that are unrecognizable. No thank you! I'd rather make my own.
I get to control how much and what kind of sweetener goes in it. Some flavors need less sweetener than others. I like to stay away from sweeteners like corn syrup, thank you very much.
How to Make This Recipe
- Heat coconut oil, agave syrup, and vanilla extract in the microwave to combine.
- Add in rolled oats.
- Spread out on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 10 minutes, toss, bake for another 5 minutes.
- Add coconut chips and bake 5 minutes longer.
There's no need to buy granola, when making your own is so easy. Not to mention you can control the ingredients. Make this the next time you get a craving for granola and let me know what you think!
*Don't forget to come back and leave your feedback and star rating.
Affiliate links below. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
You May Need:
- Preheat oven to 325°.
- Heat coconut oil, agave syrup, and vanilla extract in microwave 20-30 seconds to combine.
- Mix oats and syrup mixture. Spread out on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes at 325°. Toss, and bake another 5 minutes. Add coconut chips and coconut flakes, and bake 5 minutes longer.
*Note: Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only. Different nutrition calculators give you different results.